"Decent Blu-ray performance, poor streaming performance"2.0 starson by rbrodner
Pros: Plays Blu-ray and DVD discs with no problem. Good selection of streaming services.
Cons: Streaming performance is extremely poor, especially the menus.
Summary: This is the third mid-tier Blu-ray player in our house joining the Sony BDP-570 we got a year ago and the Panasonic DMP-BDT210 we got a few months ago. We got this player about 4 weeks ago during the Thanksgiving week sales for $110 (regular $200) and based on the performance I've seen so far, I way overpaid. It plays discs just fine, but so do lower end $60 players from several other vendors. What I was really interested in is the suite of streaming media choices which is excellent. Unfortunately, the performance when trying to use the streaming services is horrendous. The player often gets stuck when you make a selection and takes minutes to get to the next menu screen, if ever. I've had to hard boot (unplug the power cord and plug back in) more times than I can count in just the few weeks that we have had it. It has downloaded and install new firmware twice since we got it and it hasn't improved the performance any. If I had to do it over again I would definitely spend the extra $40-50 to get another Panasonic or the Sony BDP-580 which was the exact same price as this LG.